India Goes Undercover

As sex scandals go, a D-list Bollywood actor caught propositioning an unknown undercover reporter from an equally unknown TV channel isn't exactly Monica Lewinsky. Nevertheless, India was agog last week when upstart channel India TV broke what quickly became known as the "casting-couch scandal." In a Bombay hotel room rigged with hidden cameras, has-been screen villain Shakti Kapoor told what he thought was an aspiring young actress: "I want to make love to you. And if you want to come in this line [of business], you have to do what I am telling [you] to do." Kapoor then went on to...

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